Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Intermittent starting problem
#1
Hi All,

My 08 120000mile 1.6hdi b9 has developed a strange starting problem.
From cold and on short trips (local asda etc ) the car starts on the key instantly, but if i go on a longer trip it's a bit of a lottery if the car will start on the starter, i can hear a solonoid click but the starter motor doesn't turn, nor will it turn with a jumpstart however it will start instantly with a push ( not good when on own)
However if the car is left to cool down it will start on the key again however this can take four or more hours .
The lights are bright and the battery will start the car later on or the following day, am i correct to rule out the alternator and battery ?
Is there anything else other than the starter it's likely to be ?

Does anyone have any thoughts on cause?
All input is welcome including confirming the starter, thanks for any input and time taken to read .

Mark


Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
Reply
#2
(14-03-2017, 02:50 PM)Satellitemark Wrote:  Hi All,

My 08 12000mile 1.6hdi b9 has developed a strange starting problem.
From cold and on short trips (local asda etc ) the car starts on the key instantly, but if i go on a longer trip it's a bit of a lottery if the car will start on the starter, i can hear a solonoid click but the starter motor doesn't turn, nor will it turn with a jumpstart however it will start instantly with a push ( not good when on own)
However if the car is left to cool down it will start on the key again however this can take four or more hours .
The lights are bright and the battery will start the car later on or the following day, am i correct to rule out the alternator and battery ?
Is there anything else other than the starter it's likely to be ?

Does anyone have any thoughts on cause?
All input is welcome including confirming the starter, thanks for any input and time taken to read .

Mark


Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk

I think the contact brushes in your starter motor are going south...from the description you have above, I discard the battery and alternator as possible cause...

http://www.econofix.com/starters.html
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to Luis Rosa for this post:
  • Satellitemark, whitebus
Reply
#3
Thanks Luis, that makes it look like the starter too,
Anyone else have any input ?

Mark

Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
Reply
#4
sound like defo starter
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to polar for this post:
  • Satellitemark, whitebus
Reply
#5
Thanks polar

Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
Reply
#6
You mite get away by taking out the starter giving it a clean and put some new brushes in if your time poor a new or recon starter .
                                     Smile  It's too orangey for crow's It's just for me and my dog  Smile

                                                        Heart Heart Love a lot trust a few  Dodgy
 
                                                        

                                        
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to Jed Clampit for this post:
  • Satellitemark, whitebus
Reply
#7
Thanks Jed.

Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
Reply
#8
Is that 12,000 or 120,000 ?

Check the terminal connections on the starter as they can become corroded, easier said than done on the 1.6 HDI with the starter living at the back of the engine.

If you can manage to remove the starter, look for an auto electrical repair shop near you, they will overhaul it at a fraction of the price of a replacement.

.
My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to jj9 for this post:
  • Satellitemark, whitebus
Reply
#9
Thanks jj9, yes sorry, it's 120000.
Mark

Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
Reply
#10
As everyone including my mechanic thinks it's the starter motor, I've ordered and received one for £47.50 and will get it fitted next week.
Looking at the Haynes i didn't fancy going in from underneath so my guy will fit it , at least i could look and see if I fancied doing the work or not now i have the Haynes.

Mark
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)
[-]
Welcome
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username:
  

Password:
  




[-]
Search
(Advanced Search)

[-]
Latest Threads
B9 tuning update
Last Post: northroadycles
Today 12:50 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 487
Lesure battery charging
Last Post: Arfcollins
Today 12:09 PM
» Replies: 11
» Views: 1268
exhaust sheared at bottom of cat
Last Post: BLINGO BOMBA
Today 11:02 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 201
2.0 Hdi starting (another one)
Last Post: Norfolkboy
Today 11:01 AM
» Replies: 13
» Views: 622
Leisure battery wiring advice.
Last Post: MrDrizz
Today 10:15 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 51
Custom PIDs for Torque App, 1.6HDi
Last Post: saskak
Today 08:06 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 229
Valves DW8
Last Post: Art b
Yesterday 11:29 PM
» Replies: 48
» Views: 8357
Grizz' Prozac for the Soul - Berlingo Multispace
Last Post: Grizz
Yesterday 09:47 PM
» Replies: 564
» Views: 106790
Brake Pipe & Unions
Last Post: ffrenchie
Yesterday 07:34 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 861
Cheap wheels, trims and tyres
Last Post: northroadycles
Yesterday 05:43 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 200

[-]
Recent Visitors
Locations of visitors to this page